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Nation Place of SintraThe Palace of Sintra (Portuguese: Palácio Nacional de Sintra), also called Town Palace (Palácio da Vila), is located in the town of Sintra, in the Lisbon District of Portugal. It is a present-day historic house museum.  It is the best-preserved medieval royal residence in Portugal, being inhabited more or less continuously from at least the early 15th century to the late 19th century. It is a significant tourist attraction, and is part of the cultural landscape of Sintra, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site.

How to Make a Dreamcatcher - Making a dreamcatcher is a fun project you can do by yourself or with friends. You will need a hoop, suede lace, string, and decorative materials to create a basic dreamcatcher. Start the dreamcatcher by wrapping the hoop with suede lace. Then create the web by weaving the string along the frame of the hoop. Finish the dreamcatcher by decorating it with your favorite accessories.  


KIDS

Arts & Crafts for kids - create various fun art pieces using easy to find materials.   

Art For Kids Hub - Learn how to do hundreds of art projects with the Art for Kids family!

ABCya Animate - This easy interface is a great way for kids and young artists to have fun illustrating and designing their own custom animations. 

At Home Art Get your creativity flowing with these family friendly art activities!

Complexly -   Learn all facts about theater and it's history! Great for all ages. 

Cassie Stephens Art Teaching - Learn to draw  and make crafts with this Tennessee art teacher!

Crafty Rec Leaders, Videos - Our recreation leaders show you how do to wonderful crafts at home!  Follow the links for tutorials for Bunny Baskets and Bunny Crayon Holders!  Be sure to download and print our Bunny Basket Template and Bunny Crayon Holder Template to complete the craft! 

Crafty Rec Leaders, Activities - Our recreation leaders have created this fun activity packet for kids to use at home!

Crayola, Free Coloring Pages
- Enjoy hundreds of free coloring sheets!

CReATE Happenings - CReATE STUDIO is a wonderfully unique “do-it-your way” art studio that offers an artistic mash-up between recycling and art to bring hands-on creativity to all ages through the reuse of everyday things.  They have weekly art projects and a YouTube channel free to view!

Children’ Take home Craft Kits – Buena Park Library is providing FREE home crafts kits for Children! Sign up for a free craft kit by calling (714) 826-4100 x126. No library card is required. Click link for more information on the Buena Park Library website. 

Children’s Craft Time – Join Miss Shailene, as she shows you how to make fun crafts with simple items. Join her every Monday, beginning March 1 through March 29 @ 11:00am-11:30am. 

DIY Backyard Obstacle Ideas - Although some playgrounds are still off limits, why not try building a backyard obstacle where everyone can safely play. These video tutorials on YouTube has great ideas that parents can help quickly assemble using items from home or Dollar Store. Have fun and be creative.

Drawing with Lauren - Learn how to draw a cat, dog, turtle and bunny with our Community Services Coordinator Lauren Morales.   

Easy Craft Ideas for Kids - From Parents.com come these easy to do crafts with supplies for around your home!

Elementary Art Show – Enjoy this virtual video of the Buena Park Elementary School Art Show right at the comfort of your own home! Witness all the beautiful art pieces from children grades PreK through sixth.

Food Network.com - Preparing a meal with your kids is a smart way to teach them about nutrition and follow step by step instructions. The Food Network has an entire section on its site dedicated to recipes the entire family can make together.

Fourth of July Foodie - Try out these fun, family friendly, Fourth of July Holiday recipes!  Enjoy creating these delicious festive creations and have a decorative holiday! 

Family Art Workshops - Enjoy creating and learning fun arts and projects with family. Various workshop videos and other activities. 

Free Kids Crafts- Printable crafts to color and create no sew creations!

Goodhousekeeping Activities - These fun activities and crafts for kids are easy, creative and DIY. Have some fun.  

How to make Puzzle Games - Video showing how to make a creative puzzle game using a cardboard! Great for all ages. 

Kids Love Music - Parents with babies 4 -14 months old!  Here you can sing songs and do activities designed for interaction with your baby!  So get comfortable, grab a scarf and some shakers and join us!  If your baby is already walking independently, please see the Kids Love Music video offering.

Lulu Fun Fashion Activities - It doesn’t matter if you’re 5 or 105, having a creative outlet can have a positive impact on your life. Whether you choose to knit, crochet, sew, quilt, or make your own jewelry, there are plenty of ways you can indulge your creative side to make things that you and your loved ones can wear.

Make A Treehouse – Let your imagination flow!  Have fun creating your very own virtual treehouse!  Choose your design plan, drag and drop windows, doors, ladders, and more.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Met Kids - Met Kids has been inspired, tested, and approved by real kids ages 7–12.

Mo Willems Lunch Doodles - Best selling children’s author draws and writes.  New episodes weekly.

Music and Musicians - Explore a great collection of books, activities, apps, and other websites for learning all about music and musicians. This is great for all children and teens to improve and build background knowledge, vocabulary, and comprehension skills while understanding music and art.  

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre: Dance At Home - Explore movement and dance using a beloved children’s story! Join us for “Dance the Story,” an up-on-your-feet story time that introduces kids to basic ballet steps and movement concepts. Caregivers are welcome to dance along with them and learn to bring books to life with movement. Starting the week of June 9, their summer series will begin. Programs will be held only Tuesdays over the summer.

The Spruce Crafts for Preschoolers and Toddlers - The Spruce Crafts is a DIY craft and hobby site covering helpful tips and step-by-step tutorials from passionate makers.

The Wide World of Music - Dive into the world of music by playing with this interactive chart with 100 musical instruments from all over the world!

 

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES 

The Afro-Brazil Museum - Explore the Afro-Brazil Museum in the Pavilion Padre Manuel da Nóbrega in São Paulo, Brazil.

The Beauty of Quilts - Enjoy this virtual look at the City of Buena Park's current exhibiting artist group!  Featuring over 50 vibrant quilts from the Acacia Quilt Guild and Subterranean Quilters 

The Belvedere - The Upper Belvedere houses the impressive collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. At the heart of the displays of art around 1900 is the world’s largest Gustav Klimt collection.

The Brain Scoop – Youtube series with Emily, where she shares the work and research of natural history museums with the world. Join her on her adventures.

Château de Vjersailles - Visit the famous Versailles palace and view all the artwork on display.

Ford's Theater - Travel back in time and learn about our former president Abraham Lincoln, his assassination and the civil war. This theater also offers museum exhibits, live theater and immersive learning.  

The Getty Center - Explore the Getty Center in Los Angeles with this virtual tour.

The Hammer Museum- Hammer Museum is offering special programs, virtual tours and talks online. Learn about past programs and various artist and their art work.  

Ohara Museum of Art - This private museum featuring Western Art, is the oldest in Japan. It is also known for reflecting the Japanese culture. Great for all ages.  

Laguna Art Museum at Home – It’s Film Night at Laguna Art Museum!  Updated monthly, enjoy streaming free contemporary films, documentaries, artist’s picks, and classics from the comfort of your home!

Le Gallerie Degli Uffizi - The Uffizi Gallery is a prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in the Historic Centre of Florence in the region of Tuscany, Italy. 

The Lourve -  Explore the Lourve in Paris with this 360 degree map. It is also shows its greatest galleries and learn about the pharaonic period. 

Metropolitan Museum of Art - Explore the Metropolitan Museum with this 360 degree map.

MOMA: Art-Making Activities Families Can Do At Home - Looking for creative ways to occupy your kids that don’t involve screens? Here are nine drawing prompts that should keep kids six and up busy for at least half an hour.

Museo Dolores Olmedo
- Located in Xochimilco, at Mexico City's southern extreme, the Dolores Olmedo Museum contains the world's most important collections of works by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

The National Gallery in London - Explore over 2,300 works in the National Gallery

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences - This website allows you to explore various natural sciences through livestreams and prior videos, which is great for all ages. 

The Royal Academy of Arts - This art gallery virtual tour at the Royal Academy allows users to explore the Royal Academy’s Sensing Spaces exhibition. High quality 360 photography is a valuable marketing tool for galleries, giving prospective visitors a taste of an exhibition.

Schönbrunn Palace - Schönbrunn Palace is a World Cultural Heritage site and Austria's most-visited sight. The baroque total work of art consisting of palace and gardens was for centuries the property of the Habsburgs and is today largely in its original condition.

Smithsonian National Museum - Take yourself on a tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, whether it’s through the temporary exhibitions or the permanent collection. Along the way, check out dinosaur skeletons, animals from around the globe and even past exhibits that are no longer on display in reality. It’s a great way to keep your kids learning about the world around them even when they can’t be in school, and there are plenty of follow-up activities or readings you can do after the tour.

The Stay At Home Museum - The "Stay At Home Museum" brings Bruegel, Rubens and other world-class Flemish painters to your home. Every week another art expert knocks on your door for a guided tour. So be sure to #stayathome!

The Walters Art MuseumThis museum is one of only a few galleries in the world to present a panorama of art from the third millennium B.C. to the early 20th century. 

Virtual Galleries - Explore some of the most famous galleries around the world.

Virtual VSA Festival – This site features a visual arts gallery and video performance gallery with featuring disabled artists, pre-recorded workshops and an education station where visitors can learn more about people with disabilities!

VSA Arts on the Move - VSA Orange County is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in partnership with the Orange County Department of Education. VSA Orange County's mission is to provide arts, education, and cultural opportunities by, with, and for people with disabilities, making the arts accessible to people of all abilities.  Enjoy their virtual gallery, art scavenger hunt, and education station!

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ART ACTIVITIES  

13 Easy Art Projects To Try At Home - You don't need to be a painting maestro to create awesome art to decorate your home with! Today we're showing you 13 easy and colorful art projects perfect for trying at home! 

100 Drawing Prompts – If you’re bored and don’t have much to do then maybe you can draw a llama surfing with a beach hat.. Crazy idea right and there is more where that came from! This website offers 100 silly drawing prompts so if you are looking to pass the time, why not make 100 drawings! 

Crafts by Amanda - A great resource for all types of crafts both for adults and kids. 

Crayola, Adult Coloring Pages - Free coloring sheets for adults to create beautiful pieces!

Disney Online tutorials - Free online tutorials to draw Mickey Mouse and other all-time favorite characters. Great for all ages. 

Disney Parks, How to Draw - Animation Academy cast members show you how to draw your favorite characters

Disney Instagram – Disney is using their Instagram to post live, “How to Draw” segments featuring character favorites like Olaf and Sven!

Flower Mandala - Learn to make this colorful and easy flower mandalas!

Handiworks - Learn Hand Embroidery, Decoration Ideas, Stitching, paper craft, and much more DIY. I like to keep busy by trying & making new things, and sharing it with all of YouTube. HandiWorks Provides you hundreds of fun craft tutorials to follow along with, creating some amazing projects.

Naztaiza - Free tutorials for crochet, knitting, sewing, quilting, beading, wreath making and more. New videos every Wednesday.   

Art Graphica Learn to Draw! - Art is about learning to see and possessing the discipline for regular practice - no innate talent or art school is required even if all you can muster is sickly looking stickmen! This website features more than one hundred quality free art lessons and commercial instruction in our video art lessons to develop art skills in a variety of mediums from graphite, oils, and watercolor through to charcoal, acrylics and ink, and from sketches to finished works of art.

Make A Robot – Fun for all ages!  Click and drag robot parts to make them big or small, and even spin them around!  Name your virtual creation and write a short paragraph about your new mechanical friend.  Don’t forget to check out the other fun artistic content on the site. 

Marvel Entertainment YouTube – Learn how to draw your friendly, neighborhood Spiderman from Brian Crosby, Creative Director of Themed Entertainment at Marvel

Simply Collectible Crochet - Once you start on one of these easy crochet patterns, you’ll realize how fun and simple it is to crochet. It’s a great opportunity to learn basic crochet stitches and start gaining some confidence. Prepare to become a wizard of basic crochet!

Sketchpad – If you are looking to try out digital sketching, Sketchpad is the way to go.  It has a few features that lets you test out the waters and lets you take full control over the screen!

Sound/Stagethis is a new online collection of concerts, films and interviews, essays, and artwork that offer deeper insights into the music. 

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MUSIC

Classics for kidsThis resource is to help introduce the joy of music to kids. All lesson plans/ games / material on the website are FREE for schools, teachers and families. 

 Concert Roulette – With a click of a button, discover hundreds of classical compositions from the Renaissance period to modern day symphonies!  Simply click on, “Another!” to shuffle the content to a different performance

 Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra – Enjoy several of these past concerts orchestrated by Norway’s very own Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in the concert archive tab!  

Berlin Philharmonic - Invite the Berliner Philharmoniker into your living room! On your TV, computer, tablet or smartphone. Enjoy great video streamed concerts in high definition and with excellent sound.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra - Enjoy dozens of concerts performed by the prestigious Detroit Symphony Orchestra. 

The Grammy Museum - The Grammy Museum has at home resources available to view exhibits, take music classes, and explore their programs.  

 Matinee Musicale's Let the Music Play – Experience an amazing lineup of three world renowned artists and five brilliant up-and-coming/emerging artists in this month’s line-up!  Don’t forget to explore through the previous online concerts too!

The Metropolitan Opera – The Metropolitan Opera is offering a free stream of past shows every night, at 7:30 p.m. EDT (4:30 PM PST). The featured shows will be pulled from the company’s Live in HD series and will be available for a period of 23 hours before a new show is posted.

NPR Music Tiny Desk Concerts - Tiny Desk Concerts is a video series of live concerts hosted by NPR Music.

Seattle Symphony - As our community confronts the current global health crisis, the Seattle Symphony is continuing to share performances that provide strength, comfort and joy through music while Benaroya Hall remains closed. Programs include concert rebroadcasts of past performances and fun, educational content for the young and young at heart.

Wigmore Hall - Wigmore Hall, one of the world’s great concert halls, specializes in chamber and instrumental music, early music and song.

POETRY

Mindful poetry moments -  Enjoy articles and video clips of poetry. There is combination of mindfulness, arts, social-emotional learning, play, movement and poetry.  

Poets.org -  Poets.org is an award-winning website of the Academy of American Poets. It was first launched in 1996 and can find thousands of poems as well as hundreds of poet biographies, essays, interviews and etc. 

Poetry Lounge - A selection of poems curated and read by Imani Tolliver.

Poetry Foundation - The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.

PERFORMING ARTS.

Lincoln Center at Home - While practicing social distancing, you can still maintain your vital connection to the live performing arts at Lincoln Center. On Lincoln Center at Home, they will host daily pop-up classrooms for families and regularly update videos of performances—archival, home-made, documentary, or previously broadcast—by their organizations across the campus. Lincoln Center world-class artists, on your screens at home. 

National Theatre Live at Home! - National Theatre at Home launched on YouTube on April 2, and now, every Thursday (7pm BST/2pm EST) sees a new National Theatre play released – free to watch for one week – along with bonus content including cast and creatives Q&As and post-stream talks.  National Theatre Live at Home has added new shows to their program.  Be sure to check them out!

Royal Opera House - The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in the iconic Covent Garden theatre, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers, such as Harrison Birtwistle, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Adès.

Shakespeare's Globe at Home - The Globe in London will be showing recordings of Shakespeare's plays as part of YouTube Premieres. Subscribe now to set yourself a reminder for these Premieres. Check back on this page for updated links and release dates.  Films will be available from their Premiere date for 14 days.

 What's On Stage – From stage shows, to opera, and even Disney musicals and more, “What’s On Stage,” provides an array of popular online theatre performances!  Updated regularly, enjoy their daily list for free!

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